MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Columbus|
(Sunday, June 29, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 0, Columbus 0
Columbus, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - The Columbus Crew and FC Dallas played to a
0-0 draw at Crew Stadium on Sunday, one day after their original meeting was
The two sides were set to square off on Saturday night, but a fan was struck
by lightning in the parking lot prior to kickoff, forcing the match to be
moved to Sunday.
Both teams had great chances to score, especially in the second half, but
neither was able to produce a goal to separate the sides.
The Crew have now drawn their last three matches in league play, while Dallas
has secured five points from its three most recent contests.
Columbus goalkeeper Steve Clark nearly handed Dallas a goal in the 13th minute
when his fumbled cross allowed Michel to have a clear shot at goal, only for
the effort to be blocked on the goal line by Crew defender Michael Parkhurst.
Justin Meram went close with a curling shot for the hosts, and teammate
Bernardo Anor just missed the net with a thunderous volley from the top of the
The best opportunity for either side came in the 52nd minute when Andres
Escobar made a great run down the left wing and squared the ball to Tesho
Akindele, who fired a shot off the post with an empty net staring him in the
Dallas substitute David Texeira saw his close-range header kept out by some
nice reactions from Clark, while Columbus also had a chance to break the
deadlock in the last 10 minutes when Jairo Arrieta fired wide from a great
position after a scramble in front of goal.
06/29 16:03:06 ET